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NJ pastry chef finds multiple benefits to going grainless

After finding little success with traditional medical treatments for her struggle with ulcerative colitis, an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation of the colon, Michelle Retik of Short Hills, New Jersey, discovered that adjusting her nutrition was the key to a happier and healthier life. However, Michelle had trouble finding snack foods that accommodated her dietary restrictions. As a professional pastry chef, Michelle took it upon herself to fill this void, and her passion project quickly became a successful business venture.

Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey

As a not-for-profit organization for over 25 years, The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (SHCC-NJ) has become the voice of the 70,0000 Hispanic Owned businesses that contribute over $10 Billion to the State’s economy. SHCC-NJ is a voluntary membership network of individuals, businesses, Hispanic Chambers of Commerce and professional business associations across New Jersey. Our mission is to promote the continued growth and development of New Jersey businesses.

Employers Association of New Jersey

The Employers Association of New Jersey (EANJ) is the only nonprofit association in the state of New Jersey dedicated exclusively to helping employers make sound and responsible employment decisions through education, informed discussion and training. EANJ’s original 1916 charter commits the organization to advancing “the principles of individual freedom in labor relations” and to “secure property rights and advance freedom of contract.” Through the Affiliated Physicians and Employers Health Plan, EANJ members are eligible to purchase affordable, quality healthcare for their employees.

New Jersey Broker Tackles Small Business Healthcare Challenges

For small business owners, navigating the insurance market can be a challenge, especially with all the new options and changes from the Affordable Care Act. Thankfully, many professional insurance brokers are dedicated to helping small businesses understand the market. Larry Lewis, who works as an Agency Development Manager with Colonial Life in New Jersey, is one such professional.

Appliqué Tackles New Jersey’s Potholes Like a Road Warrior

For a road-based state like New Jersey, potholes can be a driver’s worst nightmare. That’s where Tathiana Carrasco comes in. Fed up with seeing the same locations riddled with unrepaired and reemerging potholes, Carrasco set out to fill those pesky holes once and for all.

“While working for BMW, I was surprised by the number of claims being made for damaged wheels and tires. I looked into the causes a bit further and came to realize how big of a problem potholes are,” Carrasco said.

The Origin of the Empanada Fork

Picture this: a young woman, Hipatia Lopez, is hosting a holiday party and working furiously to get her festive spread ready in time. Her husband is in the kitchen, frantically whipping up 100 empanadas to serve, a party favorite of the Lopezes’. Lopez enlists the help of her three children to seal 100 empanadas, a task she comes to find as dauntingly time-consuming. Then, inspiration strikes.

Latina Entrepreneur Creates Site to Empower, Inspire Latina Businesswomen

As a tool, digital media’s ability to appeal to niche audiences is unparalleled. Susana Baumann is an entrepreneur who capitalized on its power to help an underserved group she herself is a part of: Latina businesswomen.

LatinasInBusiness.us, or LIBizus, is an initiative of LCS Worldwide Language and Multicultural Marketing Communications, a small business Baumann started nearly 20 years ago.

New Jersey Hispanic Chamber Prepares Hispanic Community for Entrepreneurial Success

New Jersey’s Hispanic community is an integral part of the state’s economy, and the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey is a key part of the community’s economic influence.

For 25 years, the chamber has fostered, mentored and trained Hispanic-owned businesses in New Jersey.